Roger Ebert just posted his review of Rod Lurie’s film “Straw Dogs”. Great to see that the film is getting great reviews.
Here is an excerpt:
This new version of “Straw Dogs” is a reasonably close adaptation of the 1971 film by Sam Peckinpah. Change the location from England to Mississippi, change a mathematician into a screenwriter, keep the bear trap and the cat found strangled, and it tells the same story. It is every bit as violent. I found it visceral, disturbing and well-made.
James Marsden and Kate Bosworth star in the roles originally played by Dustin Hoffman and Susan George, as an intellectual and his wife who move to a rural area where he can work undisturbed. There is something about this man and his sexy wife that disturbs the locals down at the pub, and what begins as a subtle competition over territorial rights (in the Darwinian sense) escalates implacably into a full-blown lethal struggle. The lesson learned is that the egghead contains the possibility of using great violence when his home and wife are threatened. At the beginning, he doesn’t know that
The wait is finally over for Alexander Skarsgard fans! Yes the film “Straw Dogs” opens today. It was great to open up my email yesterday and have the poster above with a link to purchase tickets for the film. link here: CLICK ON READ MORE: Continue reading →
Another great new video interview today with Alexander Skarsgard this one is from Fox 5 Las Vegas. He talked about his upcoming role in Straw Dogs. Alex said how it was a challenge for his to create his character of Charlie in Straw Dogs and make him more than a one note character and make him more complicated. Also said a little bit on how we will discover in the last 2 episodes what will Eric do and if he will go back to being Old Eric. He also did a hello to a big fan!
CBS morning news spoke with Alexander Skarsgard on his upcoming film, Straw Dogs. They even spoke with him on Zoolander and asked if he was fish #21 on Sponge Bob! Great to hear him say if it is on the internet is must be true! (he was in Zoolander not in Sponge Bob)
Straw Dogs released another trailer for the film which is due out in theaters on 9/16/11. I know Alexander Skarsgard fans can’t wait to see him in this film. (he plays quite a bad guy in this one!) screencap images below (click on READ MORE) Continue reading →
The September issue of Fangoria Magazine features an interview with Rod Lurie and discussion of his upcoming film “Straw Dogs”. The film will be released on 9/16/2011 in the US and stars Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and James Woods. The page scans below show the 3 page article.
The Straw Dogs Facebook page posted the following new posters promoting the movie. The one above shows Alexander Skarsgard in his role of “Charlie” in the film. The ones below show James Marsden and Kate Bosworth:
Rene Rodriguez from The Miami Herald wrote the following review of the film “Straw Dogs”
I saw Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs (due out Sept. 16) this morning and was immediately struck by two things: 1) The film is practically identical to Sam Peckinpah’s original, yet feels completely different (this is easily Lurie’s best work as a director); and 2) the violence isn’t nearly as shocking in 2011 as it was in 1971, but it doesn’t feel as cathartic or rousing as I expected. Instead, the mayhem felt vaguely depressing – a graphic, bloody depiction of the loss of humanity.
Pauline Kael famously referred to Peckinpah’s movie as a “fascist film,” but I doubt she would say the same about Lurie’s version, which boasts a much less graphic rape sequence and still-gory but swift violence that Lurie’s camera doesn’t linger on. I’ve been asking around lately and haven’t found a single person outside of movie critics and film buffs who has seen Straw Dogs: Peckinpah, I think, did a little too good a job at making sure his film was an unpleasant experience.
For the full review please visit Miami.com link below:
Rod Lurie just tweeted the photograph above from his film “Straw Dogs”. The image shows Kate Bosworth and James Marsden. Alexander Skarsgard portrays the character of “Charlie” in the film. The film is due to be released in September 2011.
The movie poster for the film “Straw Dogs” has been redesigned and is shown above. Director Rod Lurie posted the new poster here: The new poster features the reflection of Alexander Skarsgard’s character-Charlie in James Marsden glasses. The prior poster showed a reflection in the section of the glasses where there was no glass. (shown below)
The new poster also is all in black and white (except for the phrase “Everyone has a breaking point” a key point of the film). The artwork is amazing in this poster. The tension and drama of the film is very evident in James Marsden’s face. Alexander’s glare also foreshadows the action that fans can not wait to finally see for themselves.